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Sip & Nibble: Irresistible Recipes for Poolside Foodies!

Nothing screams happiness like lounging by the pool, sipping a cool drink and indulging in delicious bites. Here’s a selection of easy, tasty recipes perfect for poolside snacking.

1. Refreshing Basil Lemonade

Ingredients:
– 1-cup fresh lemon juice
– 5-cups water
– 1/2 cup sugar
– Handful of fresh basil leaves

Instructions:
Add sugar into two cups of water and heat until dissolved to make a simple syrup. In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, syrup, remaining water and torn basil leaves. Chill for an hour and serve over ice with a sprig of basil.

2. Zesty Guacamole

Ingredients:
– 3 ripe avocados
– 1 lime
– 1 tomato
– Half-a-red-onion
– Handful of cilantro
– Salt to taste

Instructions:
Mash the avocados in a bowl; add finely chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Stir till combined.

3. Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients:
– 500gms raw shrimps (deveined)
– Wooden skewers
– Marinade – Olive oil, garlic powder, chili flakes and black pepper.

Instructions:
Marinate shrimps for 20mins in the refrigerator then thread them on skewers. Grill each side for two-three minutes or until pinkish-orange.

4. Greek Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets

Ingredients:
-Fresh pita breads
-Greek salad: Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onions mixed with olive oil dressing topped with feta cheese.

Instructions:
Cut the pitas halfway through to open pockets and stuff generously with the Greek salad.

5. Grilled Veggie Wraps

Ingredients:
– Fresh vegetables (peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, onions)
– Soft taco wraps
– Olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning
– Grated cheese

Instructions:
Slice veggies, toss in olive oil and seasoning; grill till charred. Fill warmed wraps with grilled vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.

6. Frozen Watermelon Slushies

Ingredients:
– 4 cups watermelon cubes
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– Juice of one lime

Instructions:
Freeze the watermelon pieces overnight. Blend them with sugar and lime juice until slushy. Serve immediately.

7. Chocolate-dipped Fruit Skewers

Ingredients:
-Dark chocolate chunks
-Fruits like strawberries, bananas and pineapple.
-Wooden skewers  

Instructions:
Melt chocolate over a double boiler then let cool slightly. Thread fruits on skewers and dip into the melted goodness. Refrigerate to set.

Sip & Nibble encapsulates happiness in every delectable bite and rejuvenating sip. So what are you waiting for? Slip into your swimsuit, splash around the pool, and let these recipes fuel your summertime fun!

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